(File photo) The Crowley Fire Department and other community members help prepare plates of jambalaya for the evacuees staying in Crowley at the fire station.

Moments of coming together have always been the bright spot of national tragedies. Most recently, and locally, it can be seen in “Lafayette Strong” following the shooting last month at The Grand 16 Theatre on Johnson Street.
Lt. Clay Higgins, St. Landry CrimeStoppers’ intimidating media sensation, will be speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Acadian Baptist Center near Richard on Sept 15. Music for the event will be provided by Benji Richard and the emcee will be Gene Lee, a pastor at First Baptist Church of Rayne.
The Crowley Fire Department was awarded an Assistance for Firefighters Grant last week. According to Fire Chief Jody Viator, the grant was a long time coming for the department.

(File photo) The Crowley Fire Department and other community members help prepare plates of jambalaya for the evacuees staying in Crowley at the fire station.

Gour of Honor Held for Scouts

COURT OF HONOR: Boy Scout Troop 61 conducted a court of honor Wednesday night, March 4, in the Rayne Volunteer Fire Department’s headquarters.

Outstanding business, employee honored

GARY AND LAURA MATTE was named co-recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Business Person of the Year during the Rayne Business Appreciation Night at the Civic Center. Presenting the award was Chamber President Jimmy Prevost. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Gary and Laura Matte were named co-recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Business Person of the Year and Lilly “Raine’ Rhodes were honored as the 2015

'Contentious session' expected

Those who sponsored and participated in the Acadia Parish Legislative Luncheon included, front row from left, Katie Chiasson, Cleco Power; Alaina Segura, Centerpoint Energy; Sen. Dan ‘Blade’ Morrish; Sen. Jonathan Perry; Rep. Jack Montoucet; and Crowley Chamber President Amy Thibodeaux. In the back row are Kerry Gibson; Darrell Minix, Centerpoint Energy; Fran Bihm, Rayne Chamber of Commerce; Sabrina Salling, Cleco; Willie Bergeron, Cleco; and Jimmy Prevost, Rayne Chamber.

At the Acadia Parish Legislative Luncheon Monday at the LSU AgCenter, Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish, Rep. Jack Montoucet and Sen.

Friday accident leaves community shaken

Students gather at Crowley High School Monday morning for a “Meet me at the Pole Prayer” to show support for the families of the students who were in a violent Friday accident which left Redemptorist School student Halle Thompson dead and CHS student Brooke Habetz in critical condition. (Submitted Photo)

The school week here got off to a somber start on Monday with students at Redemptorist Catholic School and Crowley High School still reeling from t

Fatal crash in Acadia Parish

According to Louisiana State Police, one person was critically injured and another killed in a Friday afternoon crash in Acadia Parish.

Mire Band plans fourth performing trip, events planned

FISH FRY BAND FUNDRAISER - Mire Band students, parents and volunteers were busy on Wednesday, Feb. 18, for the 2015 Mire Band Fish Fry to raise funds for the group’s performance trip to Disney World.

The Mire Marching Band, including students from both Mire Elementary and Branch Elementary Schools, have again been invited to perform at Disney Wo

Frog Festival Queen Honored At Queen of Queens

Frog Festival Queen Ashlee Guilbeau displays the beautiful Miss Congeniality plaque she was awarded at the 2015 Queen of Queen Pageant held Feb. 14 in Baton Rouge.

The Rayne Frog Festival and the City of Rayne was well-represented by Frog Festival Queen Ashlee Guilbeau as she attended the 2015 Queen of Queens

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Sports

PASS COMPLETION - Rayne High quarterback Jaylon Reed tosses a completion during the Wolves’ pre-season scrimmage against Opelousas. The Wolves will face Crowley High tonight (Thursday) during the 2015 Acadia Parish Jamboree. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - The Rayne High Wolves hosted Opelousas High on Friday, Aug. 21, during a pre-season scrimmage at Wolf Stadium.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Vincent Funeral Home - Kaplan honoring the life of Reese Broussard, 64, who died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at his residence.

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